The marriage was considered a good one. Hari's baap, like mine, was a Brahman, the highest Hindu caste, and he was a schoolteacher. Hari would surely have been to school. "Will he mind that I have no learning?" I wondered aloud.
"What do you mean no learning?" Maa asked in a cross voice. "You can cook and keep a house, and you embroider as well as I do. Should a wife sit with a book and let the work go?"
Whelan, Gloria, Homeless Bird. Harper Trophy, 2000.
Yes. Yes, she should.